what happens when you have crafter's disease?
you know, when you can't live a day without making or thinking of creating,
so that everything looks like a potential craft of some sort.
well, something like this goes on:
will my brain ever stop?
cuz one day i got gas for my car at 7-11 which led me to get a slurpee.
then i remembered i had to get a few things at the store.
that darn target.
i wasn't planning on getting these.
but for $3 each and a slurpee in my hand,
i got the idea to make some fall crafts.
so here's how it went:
that stem came from my backyard.
good ole nature.
now put that aside and grab that
slurpee/icee lid and do this:
and with some more E-6000 glue,
comes the next step.
ok so first i gotta tell you this.
when i craft, it's all or nothing.
i don't measure or draw the plans out ahead of time.
it's all in my head and i just wing it.
which certainly does not help you as i have no clue what size that felt is that i used,
except it was large enough to cover the lid with just a little extra.
i got that jute cord at target's dollar spot too.
i should call it the $50 spot for me.
so now it's coming together to look like a pumpkin.
just a couple more details.
i used the sharpie before the paint just for a guideline.
i could've left it as is but it looked too plain to me.
the ribbon hangs just below the rim edge as you can see
in order to cover up the line between the candle lid and the candle bottom.
so now let's craft the apple candle.
i used regular tacky glue for this.
no reason why i used tissue paper vs. felt for this one,
other than i just wanted to see if tissue paper would work.
sorry i don't have a pic of the tissue paper gluing but when i glued the tissue paper,
i folded it in half and just glued one part of it, and then i folded the other half over the glued part so the tissue wouldn't look all wrinkly from the glue.
here's a little more detail on how the paper works,
which i like much better than the pumpkin.
when you cover the candle bottom,
you'll have to glue the ends to the bottom instead of tucking it in for the top part.
god i hope that makes sense! :>O
ok so let's "dip" that apple in caramel and sprinkles.
the sprinkles are just sharpie paint marker lines.
and i got that ribbon from who knows where-sorry it was in my craft stash!
we are now done with our fall food craft.
so let's take a peek inside shall we?
it's a pumpkin smelling pumpkin scented candle.
and here's an apple smelling
apple scented candle.
just be careful to keep the lid away from the candle while burning (duh!)
(i saw in the next few days that another target i went to actually had a caramel apple candle-so try to get that one instead of the one i chose.
shoot for me but good for you!)
make a bunch for your friends.
but first you'll have to grab some slurpee/icee drinks.
oh the woes of crafting life!